Monday, March 17, 2008

EclipseCon 2008, day 0

So, I've finally arrived in Santa Clara for EclipseCon. We (I'm travelling with a collegue) actually arrived yesterday after a murderous long flight from Stockholm. First 2.5 hours from Stockholm to London, 3 hours at Heathrow (which was actually quite nice, we hade plenty time to walk around the taxfree stores and have some lunch). Then an 11-hours flight to San Francisco, and as if that wasn't enough we decided to take public transport to the hotel. Let's call that idea "less than brilliant". Sufficient to say, it took us around 4.5 hours before we could finally get some sleep.

Anyway, today was much better. What could be a better way to wash off the jet-lag (SF is 8 hours behind Stockholm) than spending a day at Great America? Luckily enough, they opened for the season today and the weather was sunny and not too windy, even if the temperature could've been a little higher.


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Anonymous said...

"murderous long flight" is when the Atlantic flight is cancelled and you have to sleep in Heathrow, next day you are scheduled through Vancouver but miss your connection, so you have to sleep that night in Vancouver. 48 hours in total.

JesperE said...

Ooh. Fun, fun. Well, at least you got to sleep in between. :-)